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Richard Rawlings Buys the Ring Brothers' '71 Pantera ADRNLN for $300k---GYSOT!

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On: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:48AM | By: Teddy Field


Richard Rawlings Buys the Ring Brothers' '71 Pantera ADRNLN for $300k---GYSOT!

WOOO!! Gas Monkey Garage founder Richard Rawlings has just bought a car that’s almost as flamboyant as he is (almost). The legendary hotrod builders known as The Ring Brothers have just auctioned off their 600hp creation at the recent Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And Rawlings decided to “get him some of that”...

Fans of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Fast ‘n Loud, will no doubt recognize Richard Rawlings and his signature slick-back hair. The Dallas-based hotrod builder made his fortune in printing and advertising, then took all of his knowledge and applied it to the car business. The result has been a hit TV show, a successful Gas Monkey brand, and, thanks to the car-building talents of Aaron Kaufman (plus a few other “Monkeys”), a lot of beautiful cars.

To reward himself, Richard decided to drop 3,000 “hondos” on a stunning restomod known as ADRNLN. It was created by two Wisconsin-based hotrodders known as The Ring Brothers. And like Rawlings and Kaufman, Mike and Jim Ring know how to turn an already nice car into an absolute masterpiece.

Introduced at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, ADRNLN started out as the unfinished restoration project of Randy Brickle, who just happened to own the company that paints the white and yellow stripes on Wisconsin highways (hence the unique yellow color). Unfortunately, Mr. Brickle lost his battle with cancer before the car was complete, so his wife Cheryl asked the Ring Brothers to take the car and build a rolling tribute to her husband.

Brickle’s 1971 DeTomaso Pantera has received too many modifications to list here, but the highlights include a 600-hp LS3 Chevy V8 designed by Wegher Motorsport, a 5-speed ZF gearbox, a custom Flowmaster exhaust, Baer 6-piston brakes, and HRE forged wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo tires. Nike (the shoe company) designed the interior, and they even provided perforated shoe leather to be used as backing for the gauges, along with a custom pair of shoes to match the car.

After making the rounds at major car magazines and car shows, the now-famous Pantera was returned to Mrs. Brickle. Unfortunately, she was recently diagnosed with cancer herself, so she decided to sell the car and donate the money to cancer research. Mike Ring assisted with the, sale, but took Mrs. Brickle for one last ride before the car was shipped to the auction (she wasn’t able to drive the car herself).

Given that Rawlings basically paid full retail price for the car ($300k + 10% buyer’s premium), we’re pretty sure that the Ring Brothers’ Pantera will wind up in his personal collection. So the next time you tune into the Discovery Channel and see Tricky Ricky doing a burnout in a yellow Pantera, remember Randy Brickle. Because his wife’s tribute to him just got really... Fast N’ Loud.

Now where’s my beer assistant...

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